Hey everyone ,
Thanks for coming here, this was meant to be a post on Instagram but it was quite long so I decided to publish it on my website .Enjoy reading
||•• I’ve always had a fascination for hair, maybe because my hair was thick and full as a child or just watching my mom color , cut and install her auburn hair extensions weekly, orrrr my dad who couldn’t stand shiny wigs @fifilouvip do you recall??, I remember him nagging about it to my mom when he came home from work one day, I guess my moms love for great hair made him spot the difference lol.
I remember my buying first hair extension, i can’t recall the brand name @fifilouvip ( will you remind me pls ?) Human hair was not as popular , it was a bit expensive and natural, I went to bobbys hair salon to have it fixed and had it layered like the late Aaliyah( I was obsessed with layering ) , my uncle @frankosodirichard hooked me up . I was elated.
Fast forward 2009 , I worked as a manager at a human hair extensions company where I got to learn about weaves, it wasn’t as popular as it is now and I couldn’t even afford it then but it was indeed so fascinating and enlightening as well . That also gave me a good insight into how women are invested in how they look especially their hair.
After I left , with my experience and little research, I started buying and selling hair extensions as a side hustle in early 2010 (months before getting on radio) to 2013 when I took a break .Over the years ,human hair extensions industry has experienced a boom but with the boom comes the downside , there are no regulatory bodies to scrutinize what goes in and out of the market . So after a few friends convinced me to go back . I had to start all over again but this time with an extensive research to actually find out what the hair industry is about , also sourcing hair from different countries, I also discovered a lot of things had changed over time .
From terminologies like Slavic hair , Virgin , Raw , Remy , cuticle aligned , steamed, single drawn , double drawn ,grades and so on it definitely can Confuse the heck out of you . For example ,there’s real quality hair from the Hindu temples in India ,Vietnamese hair is amazing but you gotta source right , I found a supplier who retails raw hair at close to $800 and above for a bundle , I was shook but she explained that the donors are limited and she only collects from Slavic countries ?. There’s Remy hair and there’s Virgin hair (this one got me confused for a long time) the main difference is actually the donor while virgin hair is from a single donor, Remy hair is from multiple donors , they are all human hair but the quality differs . It also all depends on the process , single donor , multiple donors , the process from the raw state to the the finished product phew!!!!! These days any texture (remember the popular Funmi hair? ) can be achieved as the Chinese people aren’t even sleeping on it ! I was shocked to find out that there’s nothing like Brazilian hair even though I have a supplier from there, when I probed him further , he admitted that they actually import from Vietnam?. Crazy right?
It’s been an amazing journey so I ask myself , why do I want to do this? I’m sentimental and passionate about my hair , I couldn’t even wear wigs because I didn’t like that it looked unnatural on some people so was literally making my hair every week lol, I started wearing them recently and its NOT SO BAD so lets go back to the WHY
I spend money on my hair but there is nothing as frustrating as paying for something that isn’t the right quality or outrightly expensive. I’m doing this because I believe every woman deserves to wear good quality extensions and get value for their money .I will invest in a new weave over and over again if I trust the process and the source , I want to be the go-to-girl for quality hair extensions , just as with every other thing I get involved with , I will introduce you to different textures and will give you a breakdown on what you are buying .
I’m excited to introduce you to @hairsentiments . Been working on this with my sister @fifilouvip for nearly 2 years , I’ve lost money , bought nonsense? and finally I can say I have one of the best in the industry at a reasonable price . My prices are on the page and there are no hidden costs .
Please note Real Virgin hair Is NOT cheap but it should also not be overpriced ?? .Transparency is key @hairsentiments , what you see is what you get so if you need a new set of bundles or a wig , choose @hairsentiments today.
I would like to say thank you to Idia Aisien and my sister Tolu Oniwo who insisted I put a face to the brand ,but there are also many people to thank, some have asked me not to do so publicly. I initially wanted to be behind the scenes because I am a bit conservative but I guess passion first . Thank you ladies . Now support a sister and shop @Hairsentiments today because Your Hair….OurSentiments.
Have a great week
Photography : @Omidephotography
Hair Styling :@ceezystyling
MakeUp : @Dorannebeauty
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